With smart devices becoming a necessity, Amazon is expanding its Echo lineup exponentially. The tech giant is said to be currently working on Amazon Echo for Smart Homes with a large touchscreen that can attach to the wall. The new Amazon Echo for Smart Homes will serve as a video chat monitor, a media player, and a control panel for all of your smart home devices. It will also feature microphones, a camera, as well as have a preinstalled Alexa voice assistant.
Amazon Echo for Smart Homes Design
Amazon’s Lab126 R&D team is currently working on the design of Amazon Echo for Smart Homes Design. Currently, the company is deciding between using a 10-inch display or a 13-inch display. It is being said that a 10-inch display would match that of the most recent Echo Show model, if the new Amazon Echo for Smart Homes gets a 13-inch screen, then it would be the biggest screen on any device that hardware division of the company has ever released.
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Amazon has experimented with wall-mounted Echo devices before, like with its Amazon Echo wall clocks released in 2018. The company believes that wall-mounting a display device could give owners more options for where in the house to place it, rather than having to find an empty space on a table or desk.
The new Echo will serve as a digital command centre and will be designed for showing users upcoming events on their calendars. Users will be able to use the smart home device to control lights and locks when connected to their network. It would also play songs and videos from streaming services, and answer any questions that one might have for Alexa.
Amazon Echo for Smart Homes Launch Date & Price
As per Bloomberg’s sources, the tech giant is planning Amazon Echo for Smart Homes launch either at the end of 2021 or the end of 2022. It could be priced between $200 and $250. The new Amazon Echo is said to compete with professionally installed smart home control screens from Control4 Corp as well as Apple iPads framed into walls and even Amazon’s own Echo Show used with a third-party wall mount.
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